Sengoku Horizon

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The Warring States Period: Fierce warlords fought for control of Japan, and many would perish. When a warrior falls, where does the passion they once held go? Possibly into something dear such as a favorite weapon or heirloom. These heirlooms have been labeled as “relics”, and those that carry them are labeled as “Scions." Recently more and more of these special relics have been activating, signaling the start of a great change as ancient power meets the modern world!

Now For The Local News, 7/10/2017 A blood red summer has come. As the Edo Bugei students finish facing off with the ikko forces all across the nation a massive steel ship floats towards Edo Harbor. The final battle between the Ikko Ikki rebels and the Edo Bugei students is about to begin. The lingering question now, just how much of Edo will be left standing once the battle ends?

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 Azai Nobuyori
Nobuyumi
 Posted: Dec 26 2015, 08:46 PM
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Azai Nobuyori of the Azai Clan



• 17
• Male
• 2nd Year
• Guard Track
• Cultural Club
• Sailing Club
• Enjoys Astronomy
• Enjoys looking at Edo from the school roof
APPEARANCE

HAIR: Medium length dark brown hair colored blonde.
EYES: Dark Brown
HEIGHT: 174 cm or 5 feet 7 inches
WEIGHT: 65 kg, or 143 lbs.
BODY TYPE: Average leaning towards slim. Must of his extra weight is on the sides of his stomach.
STYLE: Nobuyori's casual gear consists of black pants, some nice black loafers, and a nice blue and white shirt with golden sparrows etched into it and the Azai clan symbol on the back. Over his outfit he usually wears a long, colored, light blue jacket with a golden Azai family crest on the back of the jacket and golden trim around the edges to demonstrate what family he belongs too.
He carries a blue and white cell phone, a brown wallet with a gold Azai clan crest on it, and a wrist charm made of three gold rings on top of each other tied with brown string given to him by Kaori.
OTHER: Everything he wears has an Azai family crest on it somewhere.
PERSONALITY

Nobuyori takes his role as a scion quite seriously. Even though he often avoids his classes he trains with using his relic and naginata daily. With the Azai clan only four generations old he still feels he has a lot to prove and wants to make it clear to everyone how strong he, and in turn his clan, really are. On missions Nobu very much has a paladin mind set. He isn't good at direct offensive combat, however he is skilled in protecting others. Due to this even if he doesn't necessarily like people he is on a mission with he will do his best to fulfill his role as guard/support in the mission and protect them.
In his free time Nobuyori clearly has a more relaxed side to him as well. He can usually be found sitting on the roof to get a good view point of the area. Having grown up in a castle a high view of a city is very relaxing to him.
Nobu isn't the type to have lots of fans or friends, partially due to his ego as a soon to be clan lord, but he is very close to the small group of friends he does make and is often seen going out with either Suishoku, or his little sister Kaori whenever she uses the train to visit Edo. He also cares deeply for the common people. Back him his mother and father both work extremely hard to communicate with and protect the people of Omi, drilling into Nobuyori that without the cooperation of the common people the samurai class can not exist.
STRENGTHS: Nobuyori has great resolve. The fact that the fate of an entire province is on his shoulders also makes it hard for people to shake or scare him. Nobuyori is also well versed in naval combat due to being from Omi and taking part in naval practices on Lake Biwa with his father.
WEAKNESSES: Nobu is used to being brought up in a noble household and having an entire group to look out for him. Because of this adverse weather conditions and spotting traps aren't really his thing. Wouldn't do well in a trapped area such as a rigged house or a mine field. He is also easily angered and taunted when anyone insults his clan or the province they rule.
LIKES: Being on a boat or being near water, tea ceremony, classical music, cute trinkets and stuffed animals, mochi, Suishoku, astronomy, his family.
DISLIKES: Dishonest people, classes, disrespecting of the Azai clan, extremely combat focused people.
AMBITIONS: Become a better head of the clan than his father and show that the Azai deserve a place in the world. Secretly wants to circumnavigate the world, combining his love of sailing and astronomy.
FEARS: The thought of the Azai clan losing power. Becoming a terrible leader of the clan.
COMBAT

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WEAPON: Brown poled naginata with gold flower designs on the shaft.
RELIC: A series of paper talismans created by the Azai clan. The Azai had always taken ceremony and ritual to be very important. Thus, magical charms and prayers have always been a key part of their clan.
RELIC OWNER: Azai Nagamasa
OWNER HISTORY: At a young age Nagamasa convinced a number of his father's retainers to politely ask his father to step down and let Nagamasa become lord of the province.
Upon becoming lord of his province Nagamasa became married to the younger sister of Oda Nobunaga, Oichi. The two of them had three famous daughters know for their beauty who ended up marrying three famous generals.
Eventually, however, due to Nobunaga attacking the Azai's allies the Asakura, Nagamasa went to war with the Oda. As the Oda surrounded his castle Nagamasa sent Oichi and the three daughters out to the Oda clan before dying in his castle as it burned to the ground.
Nagamasa went down in history as being famous for his love of Oichi and being a lord well loved by his people.

ACTIVATED ABILITY 1: Nobuyori throws a talisman that attaches to an injured person. Slowly restores a small bit of health over two rounds. Heals light damage but doesn't work on life threatening wounds. Mostly used to stop bleeding from wounds and injuries.
ACTIVATED ABILITY 2: Nobuyori throws two talismans in front of himself that glow light blue and float in mid air. From both talismans a wide spread of water bullets starts firing. This lasts for two rounds directly in front of Nobuyori's position when he uses the technique. It makes advancing towards him and attacking from the front very difficult and possibly quite painful depending on the person's armor.
ACTIVATED ABILITY 3: Nobuyori spreads three talismans in front of himself that then form a very large, translucent water barrier in the shape of the Azai clan crest in order to block a powerful incoming attack. Can cover Nobu and as well as people to the sides of him. Can be used up to three rounds. Cooldown starts after shield vanishes.
PASSIVE 1: The Naginata itself has some of Nobu's talismans on the shaft. This causes the blade's edge to have a thin, very sharp edge of water in front of it. This way the blade is considerably sharper than a normal naginata and also doesn't wear as easily since the water is hitting the target instead of the blade.
PASSIVE 2: The inside of Nobu's outfit is laced with talismans, they create a thin veil of water around Nobuyori that helps lower the damage of fire and energy attacks.
LOCKED Awakened Mode Color: bright white
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AWAKENED ATTACK: Nobu throws six talismans around the enemy. The talismans start glowing and turn into giant lotus petals. The six petals then envelop a small area and explode with tremendous, hot force. Afterwards a light rain falls for about three rounds.
HISTORY


FAMILY:
Azai Kazuki: Nobuyori's father. A man who is a descendant of an Azai branch family. His grandfather decided to revive the Azai name. In truth their bloodline is fairly muddled.
Azai Tomiko: Nobuyori's mother. The lady Azai often rules over Omi while her husband is away. Despite being a noble woman she has an obvious tan and tough skin. She firmly believes that simply ordering people around accomplishes nothing and true achievements are done with one's own hands. Due to this attitude she is extremely respected by the people of Omi.
Azai Kaori: Nobuyori's little sister. She goes to a normal school and shows no interest in things like military and government. She is a middle schooler with short brown hair and dark brown eyes. Tanned skin and a bright smile, she is one of the main people Nobuyori fights for.
Yamazaki and Murata: Two large guards back home in Omi that have protected Nobuyori and his sister since the two could crawl. The guards had been personally hired by the lord Azai who wanted to give a chance to two Korean immigrants. Both men have since started families of their own and are quite well paid by the clan.
Suishoku: Nobu's closest friend at the academy. [/blockquote]
BACKGROUND: The Azai clan is a clan trying to prove it's worth. During the sengoku era the Azai clan was crushed after betraying the Oda clan. Azai Nagamasa took his own life, and his daughters became the wives of famous leaders during the sengoku era. Now, skip forward 300 years. Azai Nobuyori's great grandfather, Azai Tsukemasa, decides to ask the Tokugawa family to resurrect the Azai clan after the clan placed in charge of governing Omi do a terrible job for decades on end. The Tokugawa grant his request and the Azai clan is restored and placed in charge of the province. The Azai had also been given the official title of guardians of Lake Biwa and told to help the shogunate conduct naval training on the large inland lake. Thus the Azai clan have served as a naval family for the past three generations going from Nobuyori's great grandfather, and to his father, and someday himself.
Nobuyori, being the son of a daimyo, grew up extremely privileged. Everywhere he or his sister Kaori went they had two armed samurai following them and driving them. On top of that many people bowd in respect when their family entered a building or festival. This caused Nobu to have a large chip on his shoulder when it came to his sense of self worth, even though his mother who was born a commoner and strongly believed in self reliance tried teaching him otherwise. Even though he went to public school with the other kids from Omi his bodyguards hung around the school, and in class he was given special attention. He was also given tutors whenever needed. Due to this he managed to get through public schooling fairly easy, though he made no actual friends while doing so. The children found him too rude and demanding, and so while Kaori got along with people and made plenty of friends, Nobu never really had any.
Around the end of middle school Nobuyori was also given a gift from his father. It was a set of paper talismans that had been made by the Azai clan during the sengoku era. Over all the talismans had no real value. It was simple a symbolic heirloom. However, upon holding them Nobu felt something click with them, and the talismans began glowing. It was soon discovered Nobuyori was able to bond with his sacred item. The gift given from his mother, wasn't as spectacular sadly. The naginata was mostly considered a weapon used by females, however since Nobuyori wasn't particularly physically strong and his father was usually away doing naval operations for the shogun, his mother taught both him and Kaori how to use the weapon.
Eventually Nobuyori found himself, like the children of all provincial lords, sent to Edo Bugei. It is the school his father went to, and thus he had too. At Edo Bugei Nobuyori went from being a one of a kind lord's son that everyone had to bow too to being just like everyone else. He quickly found that what made him special was now worthless, and that many lord's children looked down upon the Azai because they felt that what had been resurrected wasn't the actual Azai clan and that Nobu's name was worthless. It also didn't help that he preferred using the naginata, a weapon many considered to be a female's weapon. As the students lashed out at him this caused Nobuyori to double down and be even more clear about his strong pride in his family, telling the students that they clearly didn't understand the strength of the Azai clan. Sadly all this did was create a viscous cycle of arguing and attacking eachother's pride. Eventually, however, he found solace on the rooftop of the school and often spend time up on the roof instead of in class. After all the book work itself wasn't difficult, but he disliked the ridicule. While on the roof he tended to rest, and practice with his sacred item.
While doing training missions though, his sacred item turned out to be well geared for protecting and healing others. Taking this to mind Nobu asked a lot about the guardian path in school. Through his time on the roof, and missions, he became particularly close to a fellow student and made his first real friend. A girl named Suishoku Yuubae. Coming from a common background but having a sacred item she was the first person to actual treat Nobu not like a prince but like a normal person. The two quickly forged a strong bond between them and rumors began to fly about the two of them being a couple. Through his time spent with her Nobu has started outwardly expressing his desire to protect others, instead of simply feeling it internally. With Suishoku's help he also began doing healing and protecting missions in order to get promoted with her to the second year rank. Now on year two of this rank he strives too make it clear to everyone just how strong the future lord of the Azai is and how well he can protect both common people and scions alike with the power of his sacred item.
Nobuyumi• Yamaguchi Kenji, Tonari no Kaibutsu• Tagami Yumiko, Kajiwara Masumi

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Azai Nobuyori
The stuck up clan lord who defends the people.

Tagami Yumiko
The adorable poet girl who hates war.
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